UK: Islamic Group Abandons Plans for an Anti-war March

Here is a good news update to the “UK Muslims Look to Stir Things up in Pro-military Town” story. I do know that non-Muslim Brits were enraged at the thought of this march. There was even a Facebook page created against it, and it quickly gained over 700,000 members. Obviously Choudary and his crew, realized that they had bitten off more than they could chew. Good work mates!

Islamic group abandons plans for an anti-war march
By Tom Pettifor

An Islamic group last night abandoned plans for an anti-war march in a town where processions for dead British soldiers are held.

But after Islam4UK abandoned a protest in Wootton Bassett, leader Anjem Choudary again courted controversy by calling on the families of dead soldiers to “engage with us”. He said: “As you grieve deaths, we too grieve the deaths of thousands of Muslims.” A statement added “they had successfully highlighted Muslims’ plight in Afghanistan”.

Mohammed Shafiq from the Ramadhan Foundation said: “He set out to provoke hatred. He and his cronies have no support in British Muslim communities.”

North Wiltshire MP James Gray said his actions proved it was a “media stunt”. Earlier, 200 English Defence League members gathered in the Wiltshire town chanting “Muslim bombers off our streets” after rumours that fanatics were about to march.

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